WAA Chosen

Based in Birmingham, we’re a full service marketing and advertising agency, helping organisations solve their commercial challenges.
http://waachosen.co.uk

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Staff spark off each other to do their best work when the floor is open to everyone, the marketing and advertising agency WAA Chosen has found. Its open and collaborative culture invites big ideas, not big egos, and has helped to build the business in Sutton Coldfield from a one-man band into a leading independent player over the past 35 years.

WAA Chosen is proud to have gained Investors in People Status in 1998, one of the first marketing communications agencies in the UK to win the accreditation, and achieved Gold status in 2019. Members of the senior management team, under the founding CEO, Andrew Wilson, provide exceptional role models, demonstrating the values of drive, perseverance, zest, curiosity, adaptability and commerciality.

WAA Chosen regularly celebrates and rewards the efforts of its talented workers beyond its bonus scheme. The Wolf of the Week award commends commercial prowess and colleagues receive Champagne for a promotion or a voucher for a great contribution. In the past year the company has got together online at the end of the week for a showcase of the best creative work, a quiz and a drink. The Thursday lunch club is a chance to spend time together without a focus on work.

Featured Workplace Factors

Personal Growth

90% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Training Tuesdays introduce new skills and competencies from effective pitching and storytelling to cybersecurity, improving presentation and how to focus in a world of distraction. In the past year, WAA Chosen has brought in an external coach to run a two-day workshop with the senior team to develop a new one-to-one process.

Wellbeing

90% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Wellness Wednesdays at the end of each month focus on mind or body, health and lifestyle. All staff have 24/7 support from an employee assistance programme offering a confidential service. Everyone had a call once a week during the pandemic to check how they were doing, and if anyone needed any extra help

Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The team set a fundraising target of walking, running, cycling or rowing 2,000 miles – about 43 miles each – to raise £2,000 for laptops and digital equipment for children to use while homeschooling. The amount was match-funded by the company's charity foundation. Colleagues also donated unneeded devices to local schools.

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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